F1 » Fernandes admits naming row has cost Team Lotus sponsors

Tony Fernandes admits that the ongoing naming stand-off with Group Lotus has likely done Team Lotus few favours on the sponsorship front - but 'we won't give in', he insists

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Rob01 - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 12:07 PM

Tony, it could be that you have a car that stays 5 seconds off the pace. Or maybe the fact that any new sponsor fears you will hyjack their name.

Skeptical - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 12:31 PM

Sadly when there is a dispute that is quite the case and sponsors will wait and see.

Rob are you an investor of Renault? You seem to take such sadistic pleasure hammering this team down.

Rob01 - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 12:35 PM

No I hammer on them because they are Max's second tier. I want the second tier removed. They don't belong in F1. That goes for HRT and Virgin as well. I am a equal opportunity second tier basher.

5keptical - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 12:53 PM

Ok, ok Rob just asking! Lol But just an observation you seem to love hammering this team because of the circumstances which I will leave the courts to decide since we fans have little say in this matter over all really. To be honest if the Chapman family and David Hunt had resolved their differences prior this situation would not have happened IMHO.


April 08, 2011 1:21 PM

skeptical. in case you hadnt noticed, renault do not own the lotus renault team!
fernandes claims that the team was built without resorting to buying into a name. but isnt that exactly what he did. he looked for a licence to call his team (f1 malaysia)lotus, an historic name, and for sure, this gained him some sponsors last year.
if only he had been proud enough to call his team, f1 malaysia, he would have gained more respect, and avoided this embarrassing dispute.

Almaaaaa - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 1:43 PM

Umm, I posted a fact and got 2 disagrees so far... How do you disagree on a something like that? Crash is slow, head over to Team Lotus' website and see for yourself.

The Truth - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 1:52 PM

Someone probably disagreed with you because your facts were incorrect. Dell became a technical partner a year ago.
An upgraded partnership has just been announced.

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